Welcome to Cascade Meadows Farm! We are a small 40 acre family
farm/permaculture project nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s beautiful
Cascade Mountain Range. We are located about 20 miles East of the
City of Portland, Oregon near Mt. Hood, close to a national wilderness
We have the perfect combination of heritage livestock breeds to help
us be self-sustainable in as natural of an environment as possible.
Each animal and plant on the farm has a serious and important
Dexter Cattle - These delightful and friendly small heritage cattle provide excellent
high-quality beef and milk, while keeping our pastures well-mowed. Cows and bulls
are very friendly and small and easy to keep for beginners. Cascade Meadows
Farm has the highest quality polled dexters available (both red, and black), tested
free from all genetic problems. We select our Dexters to be compact and very
hardy and trouble-free. We happily teach beginners how easy it is to keep these
small friendly trouble-free cattle.
American Guinea Hogs - These VERY friendly small heritage farm pigs are easy
to manage and they recycle leftover farm produce/kitchen scraps and provide
excellent pork for the table and lard for cooking - they graze grass and clover all
day long and rarely root if grazing is available. We couldn't run our farm without
them. These hardy hogs require no shots, no chemicals, no deworming. Male
guinea hogs raised for meat do not need to be castrated. It's very easy to keep a
breeding pair and to provide your family with a constant supply of the best pork
you've ever tasted. Our farm helped rescue this breed from near extinction over
a decade ago, and we happily teach others to raise these important animals.
Icelandic Sheep - Colorful and hardy, they eat pasture weeds, provide wool for
home spinning/felting and provide the most mild and flavorful gourmet quality
lamb meat you've ever tasted. They've greatly improved our pastures. We
provide other with starter flocks and instructions on how to raise them.
Heritage Chickens - Plymouth Rock, Speckled Sussex and Ameraucanas. These
dual purpose birds eat much grass and clover, help scatter cow pies, and provide
healthful colorful fertile eggs and quality meat.
White Clover - This workhorse plant is critical to our farm. With the help of
special bacteria living in root nodules, clover converts atmospheric nitrogen into
nitrogen fertilizer for the companion grasses and protein available for the livestock.
Cattle, sheep, goat, pigs, and chickens all thrive on clover.
Apples, Hazelnuts, Blueberries, Cherries, Plums - We have an excellent
understanding of heritage fruit and nuts that work well in the Northwest and we
happily share some of our genetics with others.
All of our pure-breeds have been selected for their manageable sizes,
grazing abilities, friendly dispositions, natural disease and parasite
resistance, compatibility with each other, and their excellent outputs.
You've never tasted better beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, milk,
apples, plums, hazelnuts than we have on our farm and our Icelandic
wool is beautiful and useful.
Our animals do all of our mowing and weeding for us and we provide
them with a natural, cage-free, chemical free, humane environment.
We utilize multi-species, intensive, rotational grazing to improve the
quality of our pastures. Our livestock are regularly moved to fresh
pasture and lead natural, happy lives. Because of their moderate sizes
and excellent dispositions, they are easy keepers requiring little except
clover, grass, and hay and they are very easy on the land.
In return for the quality lives we help provide our animals, they
provide us and our customers with high quality free-range pasture
raised eggs, chicken meat, milk, grass fed beef, lamb, pork, and
beautiful Icelandic wool. Our animals also provide us with superior
breeding stock to share with other farmers and small landholders.
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